Austro-Hungarian troops on the Western front

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Austro-Hungarian troops on the Western front

Post by hauptmannn » 05 Feb 2004 11:12

Were there any Austro-Hungarian troops on the Western front? Were there are Austrian units or were they serving under a German unit if any.

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Post by Gyenes » 06 Feb 2004 00:38

I know on the front with Italy there were Austro-Hungarian troops as well as German, and also if the Germans commanded some Turkish units I am sure they might have intermingled with the Austro-Hungarian armies. Also If I am thinking correctly in the Austro-Hungarian armies there were Austrian commanders for Hungarian units as well as some of the other groups. And to even advance very far in the Austro-Hungarian army you had to know some German as that was the offical military command language,?

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Post by dead-cat » 06 Feb 2004 08:49

several 30,5 cm heavy artillery batallions participated at the siege of Liege and Antwerpen.

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Post by hauptmannn » 06 Feb 2004 10:54

Yes Germany borrowed those Skoda made guns from Austria-Hungary, what happened to them after the sieg of Antwerpen and Liege?

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Post by dead-cat » 06 Feb 2004 11:01

they probably assisted the sieges of Maubeuge and the other frontier fortresses and them moved east. during fall 1915, several 30,5 cm artillery batallions (assisted by 4 german 42cm ) took part on the siege of Nowo Georgiewsk. probably some were at Przemysl during may 1915 as well.

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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2004 14:54

Something on the 4 divisions on the Western Front in 1918:

http://www.geocities.com/haugh58/WF1918.html

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Post by hauptmannn » 07 Feb 2004 07:30

Looks a little harsh what they call those Austro-Hungarian troops, perhaps he may be biased.

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